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India captain Anup Kumar to end international career

Shikhar Mahalwala

Indian skipper Anup Kumar on Sunday informed he will go into international retirement after the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup.

Indian Kabaddi team skipper and one of the most famous players of the sport, Anup Kumar is going into international retirement. He informed so on Sunday. The decision will be effective after the Kabaddi World Cup.


He further made clear that he will continue to play in the domestic Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL).



Talking to the media, Anup said, “Now I look myself as a professional. I want young talent to come up and so I will retire from international arena after this World Cup”.


“My dream is to win the World Cup. I hope it comes true this year” he added.

Anup Kumar is also a receiver of the Arjuna award in 2012. His debut match was during the South Asian Games played in Sri Lanka in 2006. His career progression has been a steep one. He became the vice-captain under the leadership of Rakesh Kumar and was appointed the captain recently.

Born in a small village named Palra in Haryana he has worked as a Deputy Commissioner of Police. He was an integral part of India’s gold medal-winning campaigns at the past two Asian Games.

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Anup Kumar has done brilliantly in the three seasons of the PKL. He captained the U Mumba side to victory in 2015. Also U Mumba were the runners up in 2014 and 2016.

He was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the first season. India will definitely miss his services.

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Shikhar Mahalwala

Shikhar Mahalwala


Hey! I am a cricket lover and an analyzer. While pursuing my MBA I felt an urge to pen down my love and that is what makes me come here. Feel free to ping me anytime. :)

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